The final stage of the Xfinity Series’ Dash4Cash competition will unfold Saturday afternoon with the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.
The final stage is the culmination of races at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the race two weeks ago at Bristol Motor Speedway, which set up Saturday’s race.
The final pairing of four drivers competing for $100,000 is Daniel Suarez, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott and Brian Scott.
The previous stages were won by Regan Smith (Dover, Indianapolis) and Suarez (Bristol). The Charlotte race established the first four drivers for the Dover race.
Suarez, who has never raced at “The Lady in Black,” was the highest-finishing driver of the previous set of four, finishing fifth at Bristol.
“I’m really excited to race at Darlington Raceway,” Suarez said in a team release. “I know it’s a track with a lot of history and it’s the last track on the calendar that I haven’t raced at before. We had some bad luck last race (at Road America), but we’ve turned the page.”
Suarez, Dillon and Smith were part of the first set of Dash4Cash drivers at Dover, with Elliott and Smith taking part at Indianapolis and again at Bristol with Suarez.
Elliott, the defending Xfinity Series champion and Smith’s JR Motorsports teammate, won his second of three 2014 wins at Darlington in his first race at the track.
In two Xfinity races at Darlington, Dillon has a best finish of 10th in 2014.
“It’s an exciting time for our team and our organization,” Dillon said in a team release. “We’ve had a pretty nice stretch of finishes since New Hampshire (seven top 10’s in seven races) and I think we’re headed in the right direction. Each week we’ve been taking a little-by-little mindset, eliminate mistakes and capitalizing on other team’s mistakes. If we do that, I’m confident we’ll be on that podium in Homestead.”
Scott, participating in his first Dash4Cash round, will look to better his career-best finish at Darlington of seventh (2012) while once again seeking to earn his first Xfinity Series win.
The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 begins at 3:30 pm ET on NBC.